Sewing has been part of Clare Hunter’s life since she was a child. She has been a banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator for over twenty years and her work celebrates the stories of people who have used sewing to give voice to their lives through the centuries. She also established the community enterprise NeedleWorks in Glasgow. Her first book Threads of Life was a fusion of memoir and history. In it she chronicles themes including political propaganda in medieval France, treason in Tudor England, the plight of soldiers in the First World War with PTSD and a POW camp in Singapore.
Sewing has been at the heart of how many people have expressed their identity, it has also been a form of protest and helped preserve memories. Her second book is Embroidering Her Truth: Mary Queen of Scots and the Language of Power. Join Clare for an examination of the role of sewing in history and how it often can give as powerful a voice to people as eloquently as words can. This will be a very special Book Week Scotland event and we are delighted to welcome Clare to West Dunbartonshire Libraries for the first time..
The venue has disabled parking immediately in front of the building and is all on the same level. There is a disabled toilet.